The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is a Government of Kenya project jointly supported by the World Bank. KCSAP is being implemented over a five year period (2017-2022) under the framework of the Agriculture Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) (2010-2020) and National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS, 2010).
KCSAP Development Objective is to increase agricultural productivity and enhance resilience /copying mechanisms to climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya, and in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide immediate and effective response. The project is to be implemented through the following components:
- Up-scaling Climate Smart Agricultural Practices
- Strengthening Climate-Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems
- Supporting Agro-weather, Market, and Advisory services
- Project Coordination and Management
- Contingency Emergency Response
The project will benefit about 522,000 house holds of smallholder farmers, agro-pastoralists, and pastoralists directly, 340,000 households benefiting from the county-level and public-private partnership investments and over 600 micro-small-and-medium enterprises.
KCSAP will cost a total of USD 279 M with USD 250 M financing from the World Bank and a Government contribution of USD 29 M.
The Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives is the main implementing Agency at the national level with the project anchored in the State Department of Agriculture. County governments are the executing agencies at the county level.